Bohéma
Opera

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini
The State Opera
Traditional adaptation
Popular title
For the whole family
Suitable for graduation

Due to the government shutdown are the box offices of the National Theatre closed from 27th of December, 2020.

Basic information

Venue

The State Opera

Approximate running time

2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

Language

In Italian, subtitles in Czech, English

Premiere

October 23, 2008

The inspired and elegant La bohème production, directed by Ondřej Havelka, was nominated for Production of the Year 2008 in the traditional Divadelní noviny poll.

The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scènes de la vie de bohème (1851) was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work. The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

About

The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

In the last decade of the 19th century, new themes taken over from contemporary realistic literature began appearing in Italian opera. Emil Zola’s literary Naturalism, purged of Romantic idealisation, strove to depict the world with all its attendant suffering, while the same path was also taken by Italian verismo, focusing on themes whose action, replete with passion, many a time led to a violent ending. The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scenes de la vie de boheme, published in 1851, was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work.

The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera. It was premiered on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

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La bohème Programme

A booklet for the production of La bohème

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the State opera

While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.